PRIVACY POLICY
Effective Date: November 1st, 2017

The PALTOWN Development Foundation (referenced herein as “we,” “us,” or “PALTOWN” or with “our”) has developed this privacy policy statement to assist end users (referenced herein as “you” or “user” or with “your”) of the website(s) owned and operated by PALTOWN in understanding why PALTOWN collects personally identifiable information (the “Privacy Policy”). The following Privacy Policy summarizes the personally identifiable information gathering and use practices for the website(s) and mobile versions thereof owned and operated by PALTOWN (namely paltown.org and colontown.org) (collectively, referenced herein as the “Websites”). PALTOWN reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time to address changes to its information collection, disclosure, or use practices or changes in law. If PALTOWN makes changes to this Privacy Policy, PALTOWN will post those changes at this location and provide notice of any material changes so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis.

  1. Information We Collect.
    Technical Information Gathered Automatically. When you browse our Websites, you do so anonymously. Generic information from server logs is used to track the number of hits to the Websites and to find out what types of browser software and operating systems visitors use.
    Personal Information You Provide to Us. On various pages of the Websites, you will have an opportunity to provide information to us about yourself, such as, but not limited to, your name, address, the type of cancer you are affected by, phone number, and email address (“personally identifiable information”). You may provide this information when you register with the Websites or send a message on the Websites. In addition, when you register on our Websites, your personally identifiable information, including your email address, will be added to our database and email/mail distribution list(s).
    Financial Information. PALTOWN may collect credit or debit card information.
  2. Use of Information. Parts of the Websites are informational in nature and publicly available to all users. Consequently, until you participate in surveys, communities, programs, or events, donate, or register to become a member of one of our disease-specific communities, you are able to browse the Websites without providing any personally identifiable information, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information. Below, PALTOWN sets forth more detail on how PALTOWN uses your personally identifiable information.
    Personal and Contact Information: PALTOWN may use your personal and contact information to operate the Websites and, in particular, facilitate the education, interactive community and networking capabilities of the Websites, advertise its services and the services of its members and third parties, create a personalized experience for you, provide you with news, articles, and information, contact you regarding a survey, get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Websites, material changes in the Websites’ policies and agreements, new products, tools, or services PALTOWN may offer, or otherwise. PALTOWN may also share your contact information with PALTOWN’s members, service providers, or business (or funding) partners, as is necessary to provide PALTOWN’s services and information, to host, operate, or facilitate transactions through the Websites, including, without limitation, donations, registration for membership or events, or for internal business purposes.
    The Websites may also allow you to create a user profile (“Profile”) and participate in online communication forums (e.g., our communities). Information submission for your Profile is voluntary. PALTOWN wishes to remind you that any information you disclose in your Profile or in a communication forum, including any personally identifiable information, will become public information and visible to PALTOWN community members. You may opt out of making such information public by not submitting such information or by contacting PALTOWN at contact@paltown.org.
    Demographic Information: PALTOWN may share demographic data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user, with PALTOWN’s members, partners and affiliates and for other technical or business purposes.
    Financial Information: PALTOWN will use financial information to facilitate a donation or other identified transaction(s).
    Survey Results: PALTOWN may share survey results collected through the Websites with its business (or funding) partners, members, and affiliates and/or the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only for business or marketing purposes or as may be required by law, but also to participate in government programs and initiatives.
    Technical Information: PALTOWN will use this information to facilitate educational opportunities, provide content, participation, or otherwise allow access to or use of certain information, tools, or features and for improving the Websites’ performance, usability and design. PALTOWN may also use technical information to help diagnose problems with PALTOWN’s servers, analyze Website usage trends, track user movements on the Websites, and to otherwise manage and monitor the Websites.
    Business Transactions: In the event that PALTOWN goes through a business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note that the personally identifiable information collected and retained by PALTOWN may be among the assets transferred. In the event a transaction of this kind occurs that results in the transfer of personally identifiable information, PALTOWN will notify you via e-mail and/or place a prominent notice on the Websites of any such change in ownership or control and the possible changes to this Privacy Policy. You may opt out of the transfer of your personally identifiable information by responding to the email notifying you of these changes, or by contacting PALTOWN at contact@paltown.org.
    Legal Action: PALTOWN may disclose personally identifiable information when legally required to do so in accordance with government requests or regulations or legal proceedings. PALTOWN may also disclose personally identifiable information to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Websites or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend PALTOWN’s rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of PALTOWN’s users.
  3. Children’s Privacy. PALTOWN cares about the safety of children on the Websites and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the Websites are suitable for a general audience, these Websites are intended for use only by users who are over 18 years of age (or the legal age of majority (whichever is greater)). Accordingly, PALTOWN does not knowingly solicit personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 and reserves the right to limit participation in particular activities on or through the Websites to individuals above a certain age.
  4. Cookies & Computer-Related Information. PALTOWN or its contractors may use cookies, web beacons, tags, log-in files, and/or other similar data collection or tracking techniques to enhance and/or monitor your experience while using the Websites. Cookies and other related techniques are generally pieces of information, which PALTOWN uses for record-keeping purposes and which the Websites may transfer to us and/or your computer’s Web-browser for storage on our server(s) or your computer. Cookies and other related techniques enable PALTOWN to manage and/or customize your experience on the Websites. Cookies and other related techniques also make Web-surfing or site review easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by providing targeted content. PALTOWN, however, will not use cookies to record passwords or credit card or other financial information.Many consider the use of cookies and such identifiers to be an industry standard measure. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies or allow other identifiers. If you would prefer not to receive cookies or allow identifiers, however, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies or surf anonymously. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies or surf anonymously, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Websites will not function properly when you view them.
  5. External or Third Party Websites. To the extent hyperlinks or gateways are utilized to access external or third party sites or social media networks, including, but not limited to, Facebook, you should be aware that these external or third party sites or networks may collect personally identifiable information and are not controlled by PALTOWN and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. PALTOWN suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites or networks to determine how the proprietors of these third party sites will utilize your personally identifiable information.These Websites also include social media features. These features may collect information from you, such as which page you are visiting on the Websites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Websites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.
  6. Collection of Information by Third-Party Websites. We sometimes may offer content (e.g., educational material or event promotion) that is sponsored by or co-branded with an identified third party. In these instances, the third party may obtain information that you voluntarily submit to participate in a Website activity. We have no control over the third party’s use of this information. The Website will notify you at the time of information collection if a third party will obtain such information.
  7. Your Choices. We may use the personally identifiable information we collect from you to provide you with opportunities to offer you information, programs, or services that may be of interest to you. PALTOWN may make its customer, conference attendee, and some webcast registrant lists available to other reputable organizations whose products or offerings may be of interest to the PALTOWN community. If you would like to opt out of receiving these materials (electronic or hard copy), you may contact PALTOWN Customer Care by email at contact@paltown.org or by following the unsubscribe instructions of the communication received.
  8. Data Security. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect personally identifiable information submitted to us and under our control against accidental loss, unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure or alteration. Please be aware, however, that no method of data transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic data storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security, integrity, and privacy of any or all information exchanged between you and us through the Websites. We make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to or use of your personally identifiable information.
  9. Governing Law. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. The Websites and the servers that host the Websites are located in the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting and using the Websites and submitting personally identifiable information thereto, you therefore authorize this transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States. If any part of this Privacy Policy is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision or part will be deemed suspended by a valid, enforceable, provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision or part and the remainder of this Privacy Policy shall continue in full force and effect.
  10. Contacting Us. Comments or questions can be directed to PALTOWN by using our contact information. You may contact us at: contact@paltown.org